Beauty care for cancer patients

cancer lifestyle, Featured Article — By on May 2, 2010 at 6:22 am

Cancer patients are being offered a range of free beauty treatments under a deal between a hospital and a college.

People having treatment at North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre in Denbighshire can have two evening sessions with beauty therapy students.

The pampering at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru’s Rhos-on-Sea campus includes make-up lessons, facials and pedicures.
The beauty salon is hosting six patients on alternate Tuesday evenings over the next six months.
Coleg Llandrillo Cymru is developing a £3.6m Institute of Health & Social Care offering vocational training in the health and care sectors.
Beauty therapy students at the college visited the cancer centre at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan, to promote the pampering evenings.

‘Feel good factor’
The treatments they provided in the centre’s reception area included massages and file and polishes.

Maggie Griffiths, director of health well-being at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, said the aim was to “break down boundaries between beauty therapy and care”.
She said: “We’re expecting there to be more demand that we can meet.”
The cancer centre’s leader, chemotherapy nurse Pat Pilkington said: “Having cancer treatment can affect a person’s whole body image and many patients suffer from low self-esteem during treatment.
“Pampering has been proven to help a person’s psychological well-being and encourage the feel-good factor of patients with cancer”.

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    4 Comments

  • Chemotherapy can affect your skin’s natural moisture because it reduces the amount of oil your glands secrete. You can help your skin by using moisturizer more frequently, or using a heavier weight moisturizer than you did before treatment.

  • Good one ! thanks.Just one to take a chance to give a tip to those with cracked heel..make sure tht your heel is dry after you go 2 washroom or take a bath or else moisture will be stripped.put some baby lotion on your heels and wear a pair of socks at nite…it works on me!

  • no! not ok! hand lotion is very harsh and strong. its fine on your hands because the skin on your hands is hard and alot toupher then the skin on your face

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